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Species Garganus fusiformis

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Infraorder Cimicomorpha
Superfamily Miroidea
Family Miridae (Plant Bugs)
Subfamily Mirinae
Tribe Mirini
Genus Garganus
Species fusiformis (Garganus fusiformis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author: Say, 1832 (Original genus: Capsus)
Size
about 5 mm
Identification
Striking color pattern and slightly swollen second antennal segment that is hairy and black.
Range
Eastern United States.
Season
June to October in Illinois (1)
Food
Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara) and smartweed (Polygonum sp.). (1)
Works Cited
1.The Plant Bugs, or Miridae, of Illinois
Knight, Harry, H. 1941. State of illinois.